September 5, 2018 | by: Bill Bradley


You love how your laundry smells and how soft it feels after you use fabric softener or dryer sheets. But now, a lot of experts are saying that you shouldn’t use either. Why? Dryer sheets are woven sheets of fibers coated with acids, scents and a cocktail of chemicals. Unfortunately, the film from the dryer sheet also coats your entire dryer. Residue from dryer sheets builds up on the filter. Eventually, lint becomes hard to remove because the sticky film has blocked the holes in the filter. At that point, the lint stays on your clothes. That can clog things up in your washer over time, leading to expensive repairs.

What should you do with them? Here are some ideas:

freshening the clothes in your dresser

dusting ceiling fans

freshening your shoes

cleaning bathroom fixtures